In the 11th inning, Javier Baez hugged Nolan Arenado on a force out. Predictably, the play caused a stir, with some wondering if Baez had violated the rules -- there was, after all, the potential for a double play -- and others using the opportunity to let the jokes fly.
As part our civic duty, we decided to round up some of our favorite social media reactions. First, here's a look at the hug itself, in screencap form:
Now, onto the tweets:
Even former Cy Young Award winner Orel Hershiser weighed in:
There is no hugging in Baseball!!— Orel Hershiser (@OrelHershiser) October 3, 2018
I cry in memory features!!
But no hugging in playoffs!!
Brutal, perhaps. But it just goes to show Javier Baez is the most innovative ballplayer there is today.